March 16, 2023

Former Motor Carrier Executive Joins STC

Veteran leader David O’Neal joins STC’to expand trucking safety and compliance service offerings.

David O’NealARLINGTON, Va. – Scopelitis Transportation Consulting (STC), a specialized transportation advisory business, announced the expansion of its team with the addition of David O’Neal as senior associate. He joins STC co-directors P. Sean Garney and Steve Keppler in offering clients a wide range of resources and subject matter expertise in trucking and transportation.

“The industry is experiencing rapid transformation, especially regarding safety issues. During the seven years since its inception, STC has continually expanded its resource offerings, recruited top talent, and established itself as a leading safety, regulatory compliance, and training consultancy. Increased demand means that strategic evolution is necessary to continue providing the best service in the industry,” said Scopelitis Law Firm President and STC Board of Directors Member Greg Feary. “David O’Neal’s experience deepens our bench and ensures that STC can assist clients with most any transportation challenge while remaining nimble in an ever-changing industry.”

O’Neal started his career in 1996, holding positions of increasing responsibility with American Freightways, which would later become FedEx Freight. He has held managing director of safety positions at FedEx Freight and FedEx Ground and has served in vice president of safety roles at Roadrunner and Yellow Corporation. He was also the first safety director for the Arkansas Trucking Association, where he later served as vice president and created carrier- and public-facing safety programs. While at the Arkansas Trucking Association, the programs O’Neal oversaw won the American Trucking Associations’ Excellence in Safety Award. O’Neal frequently serves as a resource and subject matter expert on safety and regulatory issues for carriers of all sizes and is a certified director of safety (CDS) through the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI).

“David’s commitment to excellence, dedication to transportation safety, and passion for the work make him a great addition to the STC team.” said co-director Steve Keppler. “He will enable us to expand STC’s work to support and advance the evolution of the transportation industry. Most importantly, David’s focus on client service will strengthen our relationship with our incredible clients who have brought STC so far in such a short time,” said STC co-director P. Sean Garney.

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Kirsten Cuniffe, Communications Manager

Scopelitis Law Firm & STC


 Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC (STC) is a specialized consulting and advisory business that serves the evolving safety, regulatory, compliance, and business needs of the transportation industry. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary law firm (the Firm), STC is designed to augment the Firm’s professional services. STC is based just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA, and serves motor carriers, technology companies, industry suppliers, transportation associations, and other transportation-related businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. STC staff and consultants bring more than 150 years of combined transportation-related experience and knowledge.